A new command line tool is coming in Celena BETA 018 called “apt”. It’s a very simple addition which merges commands from apt-get, aptitude and apt-cache. It also doesn’t require the user to type “sudo” in front of the command.
This tool will make life easier for command line afficionados who used to type a lot of APT commands.
For instance instead of typing:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo aptitude reinstall gnome-utils
sudo aptitude show gnome-utils
You’ll be able to type:
apt reinstall gnome-utils
apt show gnome-utils
Supported commands include:
As you can see there’s nothing new but it’s all about comfort. Of course if you prefer to use apt-get, aptitude and apt-cache they still will be there for you.